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  • adj. Streptococcal.
  • n. Streptococcus.

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  • n. Abbreviation of strep throat.
  • n. Abbreviation of streptococcus.

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  • adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci
  • n. spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis

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  • By contrast it costs between $84 and $164 to treat a typical ailment such as strep throat in a primary care doctor's office, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state's largest private insurer.

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